How do you adjust text width?
I am sign writing a sign for a friend into timber, all i want to do is print out the stencil so i can use it. Everytime I enlarge the text the width changes ! I want tall skinny letters as I am limited on the sign length

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If I understand you correctly, you want your text to increase in height but not in width. The typical text editor/word processor doesn't support this, there are at least two options you could investigate on

  • Get a proper word processor (Pages, LibreOffice, MS Word) and either pick or install a font which matches your need
  • Get a drawing app which allows you to stretch images (a lot of them do) from the App Store
  • Thats exactly what i was asking what drawing app would you recommend and thank you
    – BESTIE
    Sep 12, 2016 at 8:53
  • There are a lot of free ones in the App Store, so it's probably best to download a few and see which of them offers the functionality you need. From looking at the screenshots it seems that itunes.apple.com/ch/app/eazydraw/id412624365?mt=12 might fit the bill.
    – nohillside
    Sep 12, 2016 at 8:56
  • I would make the text as large as possible in the drawing app, larger than the desired end result. That way, any artifacts introduced while stretching tend to be resolved when you shrink it to sign size.
    – WGroleau
    Sep 20, 2016 at 20:03

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